KALAGNY Honorees

Each year KALAGNY recognizes its honorees at its annual gala dinner. The following is a list of recent past honorees:


Christina Lee, Senior Vice President, Head of Legal, US Business, CNA*

Phil Cha, Partner, Energy Team Lead, Board Member, Duane Morris LLP

Richard K. Kim, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Hannah Yu, Chief, Hate Crimes Unit, NY County DA

Jin Joo, Partner, Proskauer


Arlene S. Hong, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.*

Christine M. Bae, Founding Partner, Kim & Bae, P.C. (Past KALAGNY President)

Grace H. Park, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Chief Litigation Counsel, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)

Grace Jamgochian, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Dohyun Kim, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Meagher, & Flom LLP


Thomas Kim, Chief Legal Officer & Company Secretary, Thomson Reuters*

Jiyeon Lee-Lim, Partner & Global Chair of the Tax Department, Latham & Watkins LLP
Edward J. Lee, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Julie Cho, General Counsel, The LAM Group

Sam Kwon, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Susan Jin Davis, Chief Sustainability Officer, Comcast NBC Universal*

Eunu Chun, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Eugena Oh, President & CEO, "I Have A Dream" Foundation


Steven K. Choi , Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition*

Susan L. Shin, Partner, Arnold & Porter

Ho Shin, EVP and General Counsel, Yext INC.


Professor Thomas H. Lee, Leitner Family Professor of International Law & Director of Graduate and International Studies at Fordham University School of Law; Of Counsel at Hughes Hubbard and Reed LLP*

Hon. Judy Kim, New York City Civil Court

Michael Rhee, Esq., Vice President and General Counsel to the Durst Organization


Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan, Justice of the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Term, First Department*

Austin K. So, Esq., Division General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Heraeus Incorporated 

Amb. Gheewhan Kim, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York


Ambassador Oh Joon (Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations)*

Jean Lee (Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, JP Morgan Chase & Co.)


John Y. Kim, CFA (Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, New York Life Insurance Company)*

Myung Kang-Huneke, Esq. (Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Sesame Workshop)

Young Lee, CFA, Esq. (Managing Director and General Counsel, MacKay Shields)


Michael Lewis, Esq. (Chief Legal Officer, Lukoil Americas Corporation)*

Huhnsik Chung, Esq. (Partner-in-Charge, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP)

Joon H. Kim, Esq. (Chief Counsel, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York)


Y.S. Chi (Chairman, Elsevier's Management Committee)*

Susan Moon, Esq. (Vice President, Global Legal Team, Wyndham Exchange and Rentals)


Don Liu, Esq. (Secretary and General Counsel, Xerox Corp.)*

Prof. Jeannie Suk (Harvard Law School)


Hon. Denny Chin (Second Circuit Court of Appeals)*

Su Sun Bai (Executive Director, Morgan Stanley)

Kevin Kim (Deputy Director of Community Affairs for Congressman Gary L. Ackerman; Democratic Candidate for 2009 City Council District 19)

Honorable Barry Kamins


Bill Thompson (former NYC Comptroller)*

Tai H. Park (Partner, Park & Jensen)


Hyun Chong Kim (Played a significant role in establishing the KORUS Free Trade Agreement. Currently Chief Legal Counsel at Samsung Electronics and former Korean Ambassador to the United States.)*

Andy Hahn (Former President of NAPABA; Partner at Seyfarth Shaw)

Michael Kim (Partner, Kobre & Kim)

KALAGNY Law Student Scholarship Winners


Youngchool (Young) Bae (Brooklyn Law School, 2024)

Jinny (Ji Yoon) Lim (Seton Hall University School of Law, 2024)


Lauren Kim (Fordham University School of Law, 2023)

Yuna Park (St. John’s University School of Law, 2023)


Hyezhin Rhee (Brooklyn Law School, 2021)

Jessica Lee (Fordham University School of Law, 2022)

Jong In Yoon (NYC School of Law 2021)

Olivia S. Yoon (Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 2023)

Wendy Choi (Rutgers Law School)


Jeenie Jee Heun Kahng (Columbia University Law School, 2019)


Cecilia Kim (Cardozo Law, 2020)


Abraham Lee (New York University Law School 


Soolean Choy (Columbia University, 2017)


Christopher Bae (CUNY Law School, 2016)


Haelee Shin (New York Law School, 2015) 


Min Heo (New York University Law School, 2014)


Sean Kim (Cardozo Law School, 2013)


Dong-Joo Lee (Brooklyn Law School, 2012)

*Keynote Honoree

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